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Could kidney disease cause a feeling of pressure on my right abdomen?

Could kidney disease cause a feeling of pressure on my right abdomen?

Possibly: It depends on what type of "kidney disease" you are describing. Kidney infections and kidney stones could cause discomfort on the side of the kidney affected. Kidney cysts usually do not cause pressure, and rarely kidney tumors would cause pressure. Kidney dysfunction such as forms of kidney failure usually do not cause pain or pressure. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Which mechanism in kidney disease causes high blood pressure?

Which mechanism in kidney disease causes high blood pressure?

Kidney disease - BP: The two principal mechanisms are salt retention by impaired kidneys and secretion of renin from injured / compromised macula densa islands. Renin activates angiotensin which is a potent vessel constrictor and salt retainer; so kidney disease generates hi BP and kidneys are harmed further by hi BP - - - thus kidneys are "victim" to HIBP and kidneys "are villains" _ generating hiBP ....... ...Read more

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Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

BP of 170/150: Your blood pressure is significantly elevated and is, therefore, poorly controlled. Your hypothyroidism is not masking it. As a young woman, you need to speak to your physician (P) about either increasing your BP meds, from one to more agents and considering the fact that you have secondary hypertension (SH) and working up for that possibility. See you P for more help, as your P knows you best. ...Read more

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My husband has loss of appetite along with burning sensation in stomach. He's feeling very weak because of it. He has also chronic kidney disease. Wha?

My husband has loss of appetite along with burning sensation in stomach. He's feeling very weak because of it. He has also chronic kidney disease. Wha?

Be checked soon...: Sorry to hear that your husband seems having suffered from chronic illnesses, which require a comprehensive evaluation with detailed history stressing sequence of events of all symptoms + physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce diagnosis and to lay out the priority of medical necessity and professional possibilities of care & treatment, which is beyond what a 400-letter space can do. ...Read more

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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..For several yrs.?

What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..For several yrs.?

Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

Doctor will do tests: Bruises mean blood leaked out of vessels in the skin. The liver makes important blood-clotting factors, so liver disease can increase bleeding & bruising. Healthy kidneys are important in vitamin d and calcium metabolism, so kidneys play a role in blood clotting. A doctor must evaluate & do tests, because other serious problems cause bruising, such as low platelets, leukemias, drug effects, etc... ...Read more

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I had bladder cancer and had removal of bladder and total hysterectomy. Now have Kidney disease. Had CT on my abdomen pelvis . Conclusion was parenchymal thinning w/persistent LV Ureterectasis. Thickening of the wall of the renal pelvis and proximal urete

I had bladder cancer and had removal of bladder and total hysterectomy. Now have Kidney disease. Had CT on my abdomen pelvis . Conclusion was parenchymal thinning w/persistent LV Ureterectasis. Thickening of the wall of the renal pelvis and proximal urete

Ask your urologist..: All what you experienced is expected in some patients and results from delayed, but expected in some, complications with scar formation leading to ureteral blockage & high pressure above it. Over time, renal pelvis becomes distended, renal tissue becomes thinning, the wall of renal pelvis & ureter becomes thicker. Oftentimes & to a degree, chronic recurrent UTI may play a role to such appearance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how kidney disease increase your blood pressure?

Can you tell me how kidney disease increase your blood pressure?

Hormones: The kidney aside from filtering the body also produces hormones and other substances that create red blood cells and regulate the tension of you arteries thus altering blood pressure. High blood pressure hurts the kidney, injured kidneys will alter vascular tone thus you pressure may increase as well ...Read more

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Can kidney disease be reversed if your blood pressure is good and well under control?

Can kidney disease be reversed if your blood pressure is good and well under control?

Yes: Especially with diabetics, if you get blood pressures down to 115/75, it is very possible to improve kidney function. For instance, if a person has poor blood pressures and blood sugar contorl the amount of protien in the urine can be over 100 (should be less than 15). With control of pressures and sugars, this microalbumin can go back to normal. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any of the high blood pressure medications?

Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any  of the high blood pressure medications?

BP med: Kidney disease is not induced by BP medication, unless an allergic reaction evolved. This is very rare. Lisinopril is a terrific BP lowering med; it preserves kidney tissue from hypertensive damage; lisinopril and other ACEI can result in a reduction in kidney function that is transient and is due to arterial disease in the kidney arteries; thus cautions accompany ACEI Rx and Docs must check lab ...Read more

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What is the critical blood pressure for patients with chronic kidney disease?

What is the critical blood pressure for patients with chronic kidney disease?

Best blood pressure: It depends on what is causing your ckd. Patients without diabetes should have their systolic BP < 140 mm hg. Those with diabetes should try to have a systolic of 130 mm hg. The lower your blood pressure, without symptoms of dizziness or weakness, the fewer complications one can expect to have. Discuss your particular case with your physician or have have him refer you to a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone with kidney disease, gout, and high blood pressure?

What is a good diet for someone with kidney disease, gout, and high blood pressure?

Low purine diet: There are diets that are specific for reducing uric acic. You can do a google search but basically you should avoid alcohol and organ meats such as liver kidney heart anchovies. ...Read more

Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

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